Taiwanese electronics chipmaker MediaTek today joined hands with India’s Intex Technologies to develop internet of things enabled products like wearables and smart watches. This partnership has also announced the launch of its first series of smartwatches called iRist during the ongoing Smart Cities India Expo in New Delhi.
The first product from the iRist portfolio, iRist Junior is launched and the second model the iRist Pro will be launched soon, a MediaTek statement said.
The iRist Junior is an IoT based wearable device and is powered by the MT6261, includes GPS solution for child tracking, a 0.96 inch TFT screen and weighs 48.5 grams and the upcoming iRist Pro, powered by the MT2502, shall provide upgraded features like the water resistant build, support for Bluetooth 4.0, and compatibility with Android 4.4 & above.
“The world is continually moving towards more IoT devices. By partnering with Intex, we are enabling cutting-edge wearable devices that will provide consumers with superior products and help expand our offerings in the IoT & wearables space,” said Kuldeep Malik, Country Head – Corporate Sales International, Mediatek India.
As per the partnership, the Taiwanese SOC (system-on-chip) maker will provide IoT enabled chips to Intex that the Delhi based company requires to design its next range of wearable and IoT devices. The processors being planned to be shipped to Intex include MT2502, MT2503 and MT2601.
The MT2502 (Aster) is the world’s smallest commercial System-on-Chip (SOC) for wearables, claims MediaTek and works with the company’s energy efficient Wi-Fi and GNSS companion chipsets.The MT2502 runs at a peak of 260MHz and can go down to 26MHz to save on power consumption.
The MT2601 SoC for wearable devices is based on Google’s Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform solution for device makers to implement their own hardware and software, and introducing a multitude of possibilities in Android Wear devices for the fast-growing consumer class globally. The chipset includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, ARM Mali-400 MP GPU and supports qHD display resolution.